Erick Fedde went six sturdy innings, Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat Toronto 8-2 in George Springer’s Blue Jays debut Wednesday night time.
Fedde (2-2) allowed one run and two hits, together with a fifth-inning solo homer by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. The correct-hander struck out seven and walked three.
“With cutter, sinker, the mixture is absolutely good as a result of he works either side of the plate,” Washington supervisor Dave Martinez mentioned. “At the moment he threw quite a lot of curveballs, and it was efficient for him as effectively. Whenever you get can all these pitches within the strike zone as you’ll be able to see he is actual robust to hit.”
Springer, who signed a team-record $150 million US, six-year deal this low season, went 0 for 4. The World Collection MVP when Houston gained its first title in 2017 missed time in spring coaching and the beginning of the season due to a strained indirect and later attributable to a proper quadriceps pressure.
“He ran high quality, noticed quite a lot of pitches, which is nice,” Blue Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo mentioned.
Trea Turner had 4 hits and Josh Bell additionally homered for the Nationals.
Toronto acquired an eighth-inning solo homer from Bo Bichette.
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Matz, acquired from the New York Mets in January after going 0-5 with a 9.68 ERA final season, had gained his first 4 begins for Toronto. He gave up six runs and eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.
The lefty is 1-8 in opposition to Washington. For the reason that begin of final season, Matz has allowed 22 earned runs and eight homers over 14 innings in 4 video games in opposition to the Nationals.
“He simply wasn’t as sharp right this moment,” Montoyo mentioned. “He nonetheless has the stuff however did not find as effectively.”
Toronto loaded the bases with two outs within the third however failed to attain when Turner, at brief, fielded Randal Grichuk’s sluggish grounder barehanded and threw him out at first.
“I keep in mind that ball simply trickled by me … you have to be kidding me,” Fedde mentioned. “I believe my preliminary response was `Oh no, it is naked hand.’ Then an unbelievable play.”
Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen went 0 for 3 with a stroll. He’s hitless in a career-long 34 at-bats.